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rachel: bye, everyone. maria: good sunday morning, in just moments my exclusive one on one interview with attorney general jeff sessions coming up does he regret his recusal in the russia probe plus ken star breaking down the now indictments laid out by the justice department, and in another exclusive interview house speaker paul ryan defends his spending increases to support the military and good morning everyone thanks so much for being here i'm maria bartiromo welcome to sunday morning futures . this morning we will hear from attorney general jeff sessions and get his take on everything from the immigration battle alleged corruption at the top of the fbi and the missed clue in that deadly florida high school shooting spree. where did authorities go wrong plus a closer look at the new
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indictments laid out in the russia probe where does the investigation go now. former independent counsel, ken star, will join me live plus an exclusive interview with speaker paul ryan, how does the speaker of the house respond to the critics of his new spending bill does he plan to stick around after the midterm election? all that coming up right now as we look ahead on sunday morning futures. and in developments this past friday special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation mueller indicting 13 russian nationals on friday accusing them of interfering in the 2016 presidential election. coming up in just a moment we will hear from former independent counsel ken star about that but first my exclusive interview with the attorney general jeff sessions. i spoke with mr. sessions a few hours before the indictments were handed down and i asked him about the mueller probe including his decision to recuse himself from anything involving
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russia but i began with the immigration battle and the negotiations that simply fell apart on thursday. >> look, this is an opportunity for the american people maybe our last real opportunity to create a immigration system that's lawful, that ends the law lessness, the and serves the national interest. president trump's plan is strong , the bill included that pretty effectively. it's the kind of legislation i think could work, that i supported and it didn't pass, but i've got to say we have got to talk about this as a nation. we need president trump's plans call for ending the legality, having real enforcement with a board ecall. it calls for merit-based system instead of the chain migration, it calls for ending the visa lottery which is a ridiculous
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policy and always has been. why we can't get that done baffels me and i think that it's the american people are there and we cannot stop. we've got to get this done. maria: so is there anything that the administration is willing to give on? surely you saw that of ed in the journal on friday which was titled president miller's immigration veto and they talk about the fact that this last bill included authorizing 25 billion over 10 years for the wall on the mexican u.s. border. that was a victory and it's $2.5 billion in the first year probably more than the democrats wanted so where is the opportunity to come half way? >> well, we don't have to go half way beyond the fundamentals president trump's fundamentals are good. who can oppose ending the visa lottery? who wants to continue the law lessness. who wants to allow create a situation in which you get amnesty a legality for young
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people that are here and not end up with a legal system that will be enforceable in the future. there's nothing mean-spirited about it. we admit 1 million people a year lawfully into america, hundreds of thousands of workers are here in addition to that every year taking jobs, so we're not talking about ending immigration the president is in no way talking about being unkind and it's some time in the future after the ill-legality has ended we can begin to talk about people who have been here a long time and who have not violated our laws in other ways. maria: do you expect to get a deal done on daca before the march 5 deadline, sir? >> i don't know. the people who say they want to fix that, president trump has offered them that. he's been very generous in his legislation. i think that is a very generous policy, goes beyond actually what president obama had in his
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daca policy and goes beyond even what some people who favored the daca expected, so that's been very generous so we're, he's already made compromises, so the question really is when we pass this bill, will we once more fool the american people, will we once more just give legality, legal status to people who enter the country illegally and never follow through in an effective way? the promises that have been made to them politically and i've got to tell you on the enforcement side, there is some big loopholes in this legislation. you can not lead the department of homeland security and the department of justice unable to actually deport people who enter ed the country illegally. maria: well i think you make a great point. there's a lot more to come on this so i want to get back to this subject because you mentioned lawlessness. there appears to have been a lot of lawlessness going on in the government over the last eight or 10 years and i want to ask
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you about the abuses of the fisa court because any way you look at it appears the fbi and department of justice are using their power over the election because they simply did not like donald trump. we know that in a number of issues, now people want you to start handing down justice. newt gingrich joined me on this program last sunday, here is what he had to say about that. listen to this mr. attorney general. >> he is not in any way recused on this information. he should be appointing an independent counsel. he should be demanding that we get to the bottom of this. i'm totally mystified because he's a great guy. he's a solid conservative. he certainly in his career has been a fighter and this behavior is just totally unlike everything i knew about jeff sessions before the last six or eight months. maria: are you, sir, investigat ing the fact that the fbi used the dossier to get a wire tap against trump associates and they did not tell the fisa court that the democrat s and hillary clinton
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paid for that dossier? >> let me tell you, every fisa warrant based on facts submitted to that court have to be accurate, that will be investigated and looked at and we are not going to participate at the department of justice in providing anything less than the proper disclosure to the court before they issue a fisa warrant other than that i'm not going to talk about the details of it but i'll tell you we're not going to allow that to happen. maria: do we need another special counsel in place to look at what the fbi and the department of justice abused its power, how they abuse their power? >> well the inspector general has been working very hard on that and he's been relentless and tough. i've seen or heard some of his work that's been produced already. much of what we know about this has been produced by his work and the department of justice. the text messages that have all
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been made public or disclosed by the department of justice. we've made congress, we've given congress records and documents beyond anything ever been produced really. probably in history, and we're going to continue to be open with them and be responsive. we have a responsibility to ensure the integrity of this process. i'm going to use my authority as the attorney general to ensure that but the management of this case from which i'm recused is in the hands of mr. mueller and supervised by the acting attorney general for this investigation rod rosenstein, a proven professional and deputy attorney general. maria: well there's a lot of conflicts around the special prosecutor's team we know that but that's putting aside because i know you recused yourself but there are felonies apparently that have already taken place. we had on this program just last week the chairman of the intel
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committee devon nunes and he said there are felonies that are going not looked at at all they're going by over and over. listen to what he tells me just last sunday. >> the big felony in all of this that nobody talks about from the very beginning was the leak of highly classified information when they leaked the phone call of the russian ambassador talking to general mike flynn right before the inauguration. that was a felony, nothings ever been done about it. maria: is your office investigating this, sir? >> that is ava o legislation of the law to leak classified documents and it is being investigated. i will say this, there are last two years before i became attorney general there were each year, there was three open investigations of classified leaks and now we have 27 and we're going after this aggressively. i have directed it personally.
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some of the matters involve this matter and some of it is a matter that i'm not recused on and we are pursuing aggressively maria: so you feel that there are matters that you can get into? for example, there's a lot of feeling out there that the hillary clinton e-mail investigation was a sham. you know, loretta lynch told jim comey to call it a matter and that's exactly what he did and in fact it was a criminal investigation. we know he wrote an exoneration letter, james comey did before he did the interview with hillary clinton. what have you learned in terms of the opening reopening of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation? will there be charges, will there be accountability here, sir? >> maria? we're going to do our job in this department properly and correctly and i'm not going to be led in the discussion of all of the details of matters that you might be interested in. we can't do that in the media. we're going to restore the rule of law. we're going to restore pro pry" in how cases are managed and that's all i can promise you.
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maria: do you regret recusing yourself with anything related to russia sir? >> i believe i did the right thing. the only thing i can do is i participated in this campaign and it's such under explicit regulations of the department of justice that no one can participate in the investigation of a campaign in which they were an active participant. maria: let me ask you a broader question here. >> how can you ask -- maria: i'm sorry sir? >> you can't ask other members of the department to follow the law and follow the rules the attorney general himself refuses to do so. maria: yes that's absolutely true in terms of a broader look at what's happened here, sir we know there was an incredible abuse of power at the top of the fbi and department of justice now we've seen the text, we know what has gone on. how do you turn this ship around i mean clearly there have been agencies, government agencies. when did it happen that they became so politicized and can you change this? >> maria, i'm not going to acknowledge the correctness of
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all of the statements you've made, people will make up their own mind in due time about those things but we are setting a tone of professionalism and responsibility and lawfulness in this department. we expect of every member and we've got a new fbi director, a new deputy fbi director a new legal counsel in the fbi director's office, and a new press person in the fbi's office , so we made some real changes there. chris wray is a man of integrity and decency and brilliant lawyer and experienced department of justice employee and we intend and we made other changes within this department that i think will put us on a path to fulfill my responsibility to the american people and that is to conduct our work professionally, honestly and without political bias. maria: that's all we can ask you to do mr. attorney general. up next, more of my interview
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maria: welcome back attorney general jeff sessions is ordering an immediate review following the news that the fbi did not act on a recent tip a month before the confessed killer in the florida high school shooting rampage. before that news came out i asked sessions about the missed signals from the fbi in the case >> yes, there clearly were and even the schools refused to let the person come in, or bring a backpack because they were concerned about it. i met with a group of sheriffs
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yesterday. they all believe that we need to do a better job of receiving these signs and acting on them and following up on them better. that is probably the most valuable thing we can do to stop these kind of cases. we see the recent incidents, maria of the grandmother who was concerned about a grand child and that appears to have been a dangerous situation that her going to the police and them acting on it may have prevented, so absolutely we've got to do better about that. we're going to review department of justice policies and we're not perfect either and we're going to make sure we're getting to the highest possible level of responding to appropriate notices of danger like probably was out there in this case. maria: it's really terrible. can you explain why the administration reversed an obama era policy last year that would have forced social security
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officials to report records of mentally ill people getting benefits? people are saying look there was a plan in place that you would have known if a mentally ill person acquired a gun. >> i don't know how that would work, exactly the background on that, but i would just say to you we have got to be more effective in it. if a person is hearing voices and he's making threats to shoot and kill innocent people, that person is subject to being taken to a legal official and being declared a subject to having mental health treatment. i think that probably existed in this case. i can't say for certain but we'll see, but i have to say, you are correct that we need to do a better job of identifying people who obviously who even could possibly present threats to children in the school. maria: all right we will leave it there mr. attorney general we really appreciate your time this morning thanks very much for
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joining me. >> thank you. maria: attorney general jeff sessions there. coming up next the new developments in the robert mueller's russia probe 13 russians indicted for meddling in the 2016 presidential election where does the investigation go now? former independent counsel ken star joins me live, next we're looking ahead right now on sunday morning futures back in a moment. you can't predict the market, but through good times and bad at t. rowe price we've helped our investors stay confident for over 80 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. this new day. looks nothing like yesterday. roads nowhere to be found. and it's exactly what you're looking for.
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want to bring in the former independent counsel, in the whitewater scandal ken star. good to see you sir thanks so much for joining us this morning >> oh, my pleasure maria. maria: we have a lot to talk about you were in the seat of special counsel. your reaction to the 13 russian nationals about the three companies indicted on friday. >> well first we're now aiming our guns so to speak where they should be aimed. i think we should stop pointing fingers at one another in this country and realize who the real enemy is and i say enemy. these are spies. they came into our country. they spent millions of dollars. they didn't need to cold you'd with anyone. they had a massive operation based in st. petersburg russia, not florida, and we now know that the people who were financing this according to the indictment were pemex really close to vladimir putin so the real target was the russian government seeking to do what? seeking to so discord. the focus has been just one more
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thing on all this elect president trump but they were also saying in the facebook ads vote for bernie sanders and it was an effort to pit us against one another and vladimir putin has succeeded. there's all this finger pointing and the great thing about this indictment by robert mueller and his team is that they have refocused if americans will listen if they will read that 36 -page indictment they will see my goodness the real enemy is not within it's the enemy without. maria: but do you know what ken the issue that i have with that is that that's nothing new. i've got to tell you i remember going to st. petersburg when i was working at a different company 10 years ago and when i went to st. petersburg in moscow 10 years ago i was told maria don't bring your blackberry any devices as soon as you enter russian air space they will have access to all of your stuff. it was at that time i had a different blackberry or different name because i didn't want the russians to hack into
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my calendar and anything else they could. that was 10 or 12 years ago when i went to moscow so how does president trump get mixed up in all this. we knew russia was trying to undermine the u.s. and the west in general and they also tried it in europe. why this constant focus on president trump then? >> well i think it does go back to the basis of the investigation itself, the dossier, the steele dossier which has been exposed as having just rumors and innuendo. there are real issues in terms of the transparency of senior officials of the united states government with the fisa court. do you know the fisa court was developed and created to be a safeguard to protect american liberty against executive branch excess, but there's an assumption there that is that the government is being, the justice department or the fbi or whomever is being honest and transparent and there was a real break down there. that, eknow. maria: yes. >> full transparency to the
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court and i'm encouraged with what the attorney general just said which is that the inspector general, maria there are a lot of calls let's have a special counsel i totally disagree with that. let mueller do his job but the inspector general was created by the congress of the united states and signed into law by president reagan years ago for the very purpose of handling this kind of thing and that office is an aggressive office and as we just heard again or we were reminded a lot of the e-mails that have come out that are being so troubling the e-mails from within, the text messages and so forth are the result of the inspector general 's investigation. which seems to be going well. we don't know but seems to be going along professionally. maria: i have a lot to ask you about this because i want to ask about the documents but base on all that in terms of what you just heard of jeff sessions' response do you think up until now this does vindicate president trump given the fact that we know who the bad act act ors are?
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>> there's not a word in the indictment. the answer is no. there's not a word that suggests collusion in fact there's a word that suggests non-collusion and that's the word unwittingly, that appears early on in the indictment. it was in connection with florida not in connection with folks at the trump tower. this is on the ground stuff millions of dollars being poured into facebook ads working with local operatives in different states they targeted certain states and they are again these are russians who came into our country under fake id's and they opened up bank accounts and so forth. all this was funded by oligarchs from what we now know out of russia who are very close to vladimir putin, so at the highest levels of the russian government, there is an effort to again so discord. that's what is so upsetting to me. maria: yeah. to so discord because we're such a pluralistic society so we have to believe that we are united and our love for our country so let's again start focusing on
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the real enemy, the real problem is the russian government and its anti-democratic regime. maria: and the information warfare that they apparently executed. let me ask you this you just heard the conversation with jeff sessions. these fisa abuses, the fact that the fbi did not tell the fisa court that the democratic national committee and hillary clinton campaign paid for that dossier, that they used to wire tap american citizens. your take on that and i thought it was really incredible that attorney general jeff sessions just said on our air that there are 27 instances of classified information being leaked and he is investigating that. these leaks have been, i mean these are felonies. >> and they have to be investigated. absolutely right. no i found that encouraging because the nation has to engage in common sense and to protect its secrets. if we overclassify materials let's work on that but if it's
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classified it shall not be leak ed and especially if and this is an if, if it was being leaked for political purposes, so within the executive branch that is just it so again i'm encouraged with the fact the inspector general and his office , it's a great team i worked with them when i was in the justice department as chief of staff to the attorney general these are really good and honest people just like attorney general sessions said. maria: you were so critical with documents in terms of the bill clinton, monica lewinsky scandal the document released here is equally as important. what do you want to see in terms of documents being released and compare what you were going through to what we're watching today? >> well, the documents that i want to see released are those and i know these are judgment calls, so it's easy to paint with a broad brush but i think especially with respect to the two intelligence committees the senate and the house there needs to be a pair
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a dime. we need to get to know the truth in terms of whether there was wrongdoing. there's a presumption of innocence in this country that is very precious to us but let's get to the facts let's get all of the facts and hold people accountable that's our system and let's be thorough and let's also frankly be aggressive. let's get to the bottom of what happened within the bureau, within the justice department, and let's also make sure that the senate and the house have the opportunity to give us that check and balance that i think the founding fathers envisioned in this country. maria: i know michael had and the inspector general will come out with another report in the next couple of weeks and i expect that's why some of these fbi guys have been reassigned because they're part of that report. do you believe robert mueller real quick here, robert mueller will look at the fisa abuses and what has gone on at the top of the fbi as part of his russia probe? >> i don't think so, but again,
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we're behind ignorance. his mandate is to look at the issue of collusion. maria: right. >> and i'm not sure how that fits into it but here is the thing. you know this indictment was announced by rod rosenstein and that tells you that this is the justice department, president trump's justice department that is looking at these things. michael who you rightly mentioned is a career civil servant reflecting highest traditions of the justice department. maria: thanks very much for your insights this morning. my pleasure. maria: ken starr joining us. up next congress reaching a bipartisan budget deal but conservatives say it adds too much to the deficit. house speaker paul ryan explains why it is a good compromise in an exclusive interview with me next. we're looking ahead stay with us for paul ryan. [fbi agent] you're a brave man, mr. stevens. your testimony will save lives. mr. stevens? this is your new name.
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have now is still lower than the budget that we had put in place in 2011 that we passed so if you go back to the bca, action was budget shared then but the discretionary spending we have today is lower than levels we were envisioning back in 2011 and the other point i'd make is the sequester no one intended the sequester so kick inlet alone do what it did to the military so we want to rebuild our military and we did a few things since those days. we've put in about $250 billion of permanent mandatory spending cuts in that course of time and this bill, we've medicare means testing we've added to it, we got rid of the independent payment advisory board, a big down payment on healthcare reform so we've done things in this bill that are pretty important but yeah we did have more domestic spending and that we put in here is one-time spending disaster aid, infrastructure aid, in exchange for getting the military budget we wanted. here is the question. we got to get entitlements so this was a discretionary spending budget this wasn't a full macro budget this is
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discretionary spending and for us, save the military, one-time spending for hurricanes, disaster, get some spending cuts that will grow in the out years but we do have to go back and focus on entitlement spending. the house republicans passed the biggest entitlement reform package ever when we passed our healthcare bill. unfortunately, somebody did this instead of that in the senate and it didn't pass. we passed a budget before that that cut $7.4 trillion in spending over 10 years in the house, the problem is we have to get our other partners in government to be willing to do the entitlement reform we're willing to do in the house. maria: which is why people are surprised at you because you've been this reform person and deficit hawk for years. i still am. maria: running the bucket but you don't look like you are. >> this is discretionary spending. maria: well you mentioned discretionary you're also a big boost to education 7 billion in community health centers, child care grants that was more than the disaster relief and infrastructure. did you have to agree to that stuff just to get the military
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money? >> we have to give to get so we had to do domestic spending that the democrats wanted so we could get our defense spending and we got a lot of spending cuts we wanted they didn't want either so yes this is a bipartisan compromise you don't get everything you want and what i would simply say is look at what the house has already proven our ability to do on entitlements. we have passed every year since we've been in the majority, every term big entitlement savings, the problem we have is we can't get these things through the send aour healthcare bill people look as the repeal and replace bill that was enormous entitlement reform bill for medicaid, obamacare. maria: so what's realistic then you aren't going to make changes in an election year. this is in the journal today. income transfers like medicare medicaid, social security food stamps that category was 47.7% in 1989 and today it's 69.2% and that doesn't include the net interest on the debt.
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>> so these deficits that you saw from mulvaney's budget those are stubborn structural deficits we saw before this discretionary agreement and baby boomers are retiring and we're not ready for them. we have a structural deficit increase because of our entitle ment spending and the biggest driver is healthcare. this is why one of the biggest casualties of a narrow senate of that bill not passing was not getting healthcare entitlement reform. we've got to reform our healthcare entitlement so that's why we never give up on reforming healthcare because if you reform healthcare you take care of the structural drivers of our debt. maria: and then the graham cassidy obamacare repeal bill almost passed the senate last year this is one area where the president said this maybe should be the focus are we going to try this again this year? >> i think there are a lot of things we can do incrementally. we got rid of obamacare/funds so we repealed the original mandate in the tax bill and doing
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incremental healthcare when we did it in one fell swoop. maria: what are your expectation s for this trillion dollar deficits? we're talking about trillion dollar deficits for the next 10 years. >> as far as the eye can see. maria: exactly in my opinion it's $2 trillion after a decade. >> so it's because of demographics. if we can abolish the pentagon today we would still have a deficit so we don't want to sacrifice our military while we focus on the real drivers of the debt which is entitlement and really healthcare quite frankly, social security is apart of a solvency problem they have, but nothing like we do on the healthcare entitlements so that's why we never give up on healthcare reform because that is the key driver of our debt in the future which is demographic ally driven a combination of demographics and healthcare inflation. maria: just saying, we have to get our arms and not stop on healthcare at our efforts to get cost down is not enough for the market.
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the markets may push your hand. we're seeing thousand point declines and nervousness about these deficits. >> like i said we pass this bill in the house already. we've done this in the house. we've not been able to get these bills passed in the senate or over the finish line. maria: so what do you do? what's the realistic solution here? >> what we tried to do was do it all in the house bill with repeal and replace like i said we passed it and that bill one guy in the senate did this instead of that and that went down. that would have been the biggest entitlement reform bill ever passed by congress so we're going back and doing it incrementally. we're doing other entitlement reforms to chip away at this problem. maria: do you think you'll have an actual entitlement reform package in place this year? >> i can't answer the question. maria: it's unlikely. this is an election year. >> i think there are things we can do if we can get at the root cause of health inflation and do things that are good for healthcare reform that helps the
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federal budget. maria: is this enough for you to keep the house come november? >> i think because we pass this because we kept our word and people are seeing that what we're doing is actually improving their lives and they're seeing other side is offering nothing but crumbs and resist and all this stuff yeah, i think we'll keep the house. maria: are you going to stick around in order to see the fruits of your labor because you'll hopefully keep the house as you just said but then resign and step down after november. >> look my wife and i had that conversation in the spring of every election year we haven't had that yet we'll figure it out then. maria: we haven't had the conversation yet. interesting comments there my thanks from house speaker paul ryan. president trump is feeling vindicated after the indictment of 13 russian nationals and three russian companies is he right? our panel is up next weighing in as we look ahead now on sunday morning futures. (whispering) with the capital one venture card, you'll earn unlimited double miles on every purchase, every day.
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maria: welcome back. president trump is saying he's vindicated after robert mueller 's probe led to the indictment of 13 russian nationals and three russian companies. the white house says this backed up what the president has been saying that there was no collusion between the trump campaign and the kremlin. our panel right now ed rollins a former campaign manager for the reagan bush ticket in 1984 and former new york senator is with us gentlemen good to see you. thank you. maria: should the president be vindicated at this point? >> i don't think totally yet but there was no evidence there was collusion. the russians exactly what they've set out to do, created chaos talked about the russians for a year and a half now not a single person that voted for hillary clinton won't be convinced the russians stole this election. maria: so they did do it? >> they did. maria: what do we do about it? >> i think that's the big thing. what are you, mr. president, and i supported you, what are you going to do now that it is clear that the russians did everything they could to so discord at the
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very least into our electoral process, that they continue to abuse america, that with their cyberattacks that they have either directly participated in or have people out there doing. are we just going to continue business as usual or are you going to do something? maria: but what do we do and why did they do it? i don't understand, creating discord. i mean they were even doing thinking about bernie sanders right pushing bernie sanders what was the point of this activity from the russians? >> because you now have and they've been very successful whether or not they wanted trump or not in creating discord in this country, conflict that's where we have one group coming out for trump another group coming to the same place, same site. maria: but it's all fighting. >> well they want discord because if you have discord it's very difficult to get the republicans and democrats to work together. then you've got a country that's fractured as it relates to foreign policy as it relates to
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when do we use military, as it relates to how do we deal with other nations. they've been very successful. and i want our president to stand up. >> they've done this for a very long time. propaganda has always been a great forefront and i think to a certain extent what we have to guarantee in some way, shape or form that they aren't here in 2018 or 2020. i think the president has to get very tough on them and slap them with sanctions no longer a great love affair between putin and trump and get tough with them and say this is unacceptable and at the end of the day if we find you doing this any element we'll really make you pay a price. maria: how is he going to do anything in terms of legalities when he's got an attorney general that has recused himself from russia? your thoughts on what jeff sessions just told me. >> my thoughts on him is that i used to like jeff sessions as a senator. i think he's been a very weak leader here and this is a department that needs to be very very strong leadership and i think because of his absence, it
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just is not functioning well. maria: well he just broke news he said there were 27 leaks of confidential information. >> he didn't discover that this morning where are the indictments? maria: now, but this is a felony to leak confidential information of this sort and any said there were 27 instances of it. >> it seems to me that the only part of the justice department that is really working is the inspector general. maria: yes. >> and the fact that if you laid back there and say we have 27, that's not good enough. really, whose working on it? what are you doing? maria: he did say we're going to restore the rule of law and we are going to investigate the fisa abuses but he names michael horowitz and rod rosenstein to do it. >> the only person he's got that the american people can look to at this point is the inspector general. maria: right exactly. >> but i don't know if he's following up on the 27 leaks. >> that function is to find out
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stuff going on inside. someone has to step forward and start putting indictments take these 27 people before a grand jury those are felonies and basically start indicting people basically that will make people pay attention. maria: we'll take a break when we come back we've got more with the panel want to look at the fbi failings ahead of the florida shootings we'll look ahead when we come right back on sunday morning futures back in a minute. ♪ do you want clean, stain free dentures? try polident. the four in one cleaning system kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria, cleans where brushing may miss. helps remove stains and prevent stain build up. use polident daily. i want you to pick a new truck for your mom or dad, knowing that they could possibly pass it down to you one day.
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maria: welcome back. back with our panel ed rollins and former senator al demato. the fbi missed the warning signs again of the florida shooter. >> i think we have to, you know, everybody always rushes to changing the gun laws which
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isn't going to happen. we need to really think in terms of profiling when you have a kid like this mentally disturbed, someone has to watch him and there's all kinds of signs out there and obviously they don't watch him but we have a tendency not to want to do that with privacy issues but the reality is every one of these people have been mentally disturbed and we need to watch them and take them out of the system. maria: let me ask you before did you want a comment on that? >> yeah, they really blew it. they blew it because they had a clear information given to them, number of times, had they contacted the locals in this particular case, the chances are they could have stopped this. maria: it's a very upsetting, i don't know what to say about it let me ask you about the paul ryan interview i want your take on that because toward the end of the interview i said will you be around past november to enjoy the fruits of your labor because he's talking about all the great things gop has done like rolling back regulations and cutting taxes and he didn't have an answer ed. i said will you, he said every year when i file i have the
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discussion with my wife we haven't had the discussion yet. i say you haven't decided and he said well i haven't had the discussion yet. >> that was a very bad message to send to his members. he's in a very tight race this year, he's the leader he has to go out and campaign for one country or the other and talk about the republican agenda in the next two years four years and he has to be at the helm. i've got the impression he wasn't going to run and i'm sure every member watching that will get the impression. maria: i felt like he's not going to be here after november is what i took away from it. what do you think? >> i've never heard more political nonsense. it was a political story i have to speak with my wife. maria: well she's the boss come on. >> i like him but there's not a ring of sin necessary it and truth behind them. maria: meanwhile the republicans are raising a lot of money so what would happen? >> well they are going to need it. maria: who becomes the speaker? >> let me say this to you. that will be difficult and right now, the chances are nancy pelosi will be the next speaker and i say this and ed will touch
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on some of the numbers, they're not terrific here in new york. we have several seats at least and in other areas of the country and i'm going to leave it to ed to touch on because we've discussed it and i thought you should hear it. we only have a margin of 24. that 24 is basically up for grabs and nancy pelosi unless the republicans can get together maybe their next speaker. maria: somebody said to me before you go to the november ballots to vote in november, make sure you get your head around nancy pelosi being speaker and maxine waters running the finance committee. >> we always do that. maria: [laughter] >> but i would argue this we can't run against nancy pelosi each and every member has to run on what they will do and paul ryan has to lead that charge and i think to a certain extent here st. unfinished business here is how we get it donald make it about those kinds of issues. nancy pelosi we had before no one cares. maria: she keeps calling tax cut plan crumbs they have explain
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and we want to say a prayer for those in florida. >> i am trish regan in for lou dobbs, trump visiting broward he'lhealth north. the hospital treating the victims of this week's school shooting in parkland florida, christopher wray faces calls to resign afters agency admitted it failed to act on a tip that potentially predicted this high school massacre 6 weeks ago. a person close to nikolas cruz contacted fbi in january. with concerns he was planning a school shooting and wanted to kill people. jeff sessions with how that information could ha b


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